Stand your ground,
Hold all that life gives,
Give the much that you can,
For in our giving we become,
In our becoming we are,
The question still lingers,
Who am I?
In God’s image we are made,
Dominion over the rest we were given,
To lead all as they follow,
Treading in the untrodden paths,
Step by step forth we move,
Giving hope where it may falter,
For that’s who we are.
You are not the clothes you wear…
Despite it being great for our image,
We ain’t the cars or machines we drive,
Even though society dictates otherwise,
Our deep baritone voices identify us,
But that is not really who we are,
So today I stand,
To tell of who we are.
Be a man!!
Be a man…?!
These words keep ringing in my head,
With each rising dawn and setting dusk,
From all around us we sure hear it,
Despite the context these words are given to us,
We still are left in amazement,
On what it all means,
In what we “men” are supposed to be…
So next time we hear it,
It will need more than just a nod of the head,
Or a shake of our heads!
I know who I am…
Not awaiting a description from those around,
Not awaiting meaning from those hanging around,
For I am me…
Born and bred as the original,
To stand up and out stand in everything,
Laying out my all for the sake of all,
Call me the protector and I shall respond,
For just as my Father up above,
Those I call my own I will protect,
Putting them under my wing,
Caring for them…
For they are of me,
As I am of them….
I am man.
I am a man…
Built of strength and lots of courage,
Built to last and endure all challenges that I may face,
Built in the most human form possible…
I too get weak sometimes,
Life sure hits me the hardest too,
Through valleys of self doubt and pain I pass through,
Of pain and confusion too I have been,
But in it all I still am able to stand,
I stand firm despite all that I may pass through,
I stand for I am a man,
You outstand for you are the man,
You are being a man.
Let not the phrase be a man bring you down,
For with sunrise that we see,
A lot comes into play in a man’s world,
We are built to last…
I am built to outlast,
You are built to shine,
For you are the man.
So listen up my man,
With certainty I know I know you,
You are the man,
This is who you are…
Bold and brave
Stand unswayed on your will
Impose your way through fears
Of the ones you care about
Brave like a lion in the wild
Strong and full of might
For you were built to last long strong
Never withhold back your might
When the ones you care about feel threatened
Like the rage of a wildfire
Consume and guard your jewels
Courageous and firm
Be a solid rock where your loved ones stand on
A foundation that never can be moved
A firm rock that takes pride in what he loves
And never is shaken or scared to stand firm.
So this day I stand before all,
Not to beat my chest on my deepening voice,
Or to sing about the scanty chest hairs I see,
For I know all that do not define me.
A protector I was made to be,
To shield and defend my own,
A victor I was meant to be,
To face each challenge thrown at me with a brave face,
To show courage and be an epitome of strength in the face of weakness,
To be that bright beam of light needed in the darkest hour,
Leading through murky waters in search of the calm in the storm.
Humility may be thought as a foreign trait,
But who said respect enslaves?
I stay humble and respect all for who they are…
Yes I am a man.
To them I may be a brother,an uncle,a dad,a grandfather…
I may be seen as a lot of things of the male species,
But in all one trait should stand out….
I am a man!
Are you a man?